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Oct 1, 2020

Global ESG adoption continues to climb but differs by region as Europe leads, US lags.

Over the past four years, the annual RBC Global Asset Management Responsible Investment Survey has shown that institutional investors around the world are increasingly receptive to responsible investment and its supporting framework. Since our inaugural year, the percentage of survey respondents who indicated that they employ environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in their investment approach and decision-making process has continued to rise. There is one exception to this—institutional investors in the United States, where ESG adoption has been static in recent years. For much of the world, ESG adoption has become an overwhelming feature of the investment landscape. While the US lags behind in adoption, it does so within a context of broad support: 65% is a substantial majority. Still, the results in the US are somewhat puzzling given the growth of adoption elsewhere. This matter calls for continued monitoring.

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